Template For Cutting Sides

Drill i 2-in. holes to form stops for router, To rout til * ramp groove, run the router template guide hushing along the edge of the template. The hole at the end of the template* curve provide* a *top for thr router. tempered hardboard that forms the ramp, three oak treads and two oak nosing pieces to hold the ends of the ramp. (Sec drawing.) The long edges of the hardboard ramp fit in grooves routed into each side piece, and laminated oak strips form a decorative handrail. (See sidebar.) The...

Raymond Parsons Woodworker

Issues of American Woodworker for future reference. Three-ring binders are the best way to do this, but aw does not arrive prepunched, and it's tough to get through 80 pages. My solution is a Vin. hollow punch made to punch holes in leather (available from Tandy Leather outlets). I hone the cutting edge sharp and smooth, then chuck the punch in the drill press with a piece of hardwood scrap underneath. It cuts perfectly. I made this rolling clamp stand out of construction-grade 2x4s. This one...

Body Of Shave

Frank Klausz uses Iiis thumbs and forefingers to direct pressure to the front sole of the * > okcsliavc on Initli push stroke (right) and pull stroke (left). tangs with cap knobs to lock in the depth setting.) A variation on the traditional wooden shave is the Japanese spokcshavc. which uses a narrow, planelike blade set in tapered grooves as in Japanese planes (see aw 34). Metal and wooden shaves are designed for essentially the same work, but there are some differences between them. One is...

By J Barrie Blackburn

In 1850 my grandfather, Henry Blackburn, left his home in Liverpool, l-ingland on a trip that would take him to Australia and later to America. Barely 3 years old, he carried a simple cloth bag containing only a change of clothes and his prized possession a toy wooden top given to him by his father The top was made from a hard burl of dark wood, and its stem was the whitest ivory. Since Henry's time, that top has been handed down through five generations of Blackburn children. It is still a...

Bandsaw Blade

One day I was caught with a job to finish, a dull handsaw blade, and 30 miles to the nearest store. So I clamped the blade between two 12-in. pieces of 1-in. by 1-in. aluminum angle and went to work with a chain saw file. I filed straight across and found that two strokes would create a hook and sharpen the tooth. When I tried it out, the blade still had plenty of set and worked better than new. Glue magnet into end of broom handle. Glue magnet into end of broom handle. This tip is for those of...

By Lonnie Bird

Projects Machinery For Shaping Edges

Techniques for Arched Panels, Curve J Work Complex Moldings and Cope-an d-Stick Joinery To make a rurvnl door eating like 11 air our, author mh4 s a cradle-fence setup and a IVatli-erl gt oar lt l right . Fentlierliounl is removed in tin inscl photo to kIiow setup. Workpieee ridrN on the eradlc four . To make a rurvnl door eating like 11 air our, author mh4 s a cradle-fence setup and a IVatli-erl gt oar lt l right . Fentlierliounl is removed in tin inscl photo to kIiow setup. Workpieee ridrN on...

Bottom Stretcher

Glue walnut washer to underside of plywood. Shape outside with spokeshave and files, templates for the legs. I'll tell more about this later. One note The tray pictured was the first one I built. I've made another since and modified some of the dimensions and the joinery. The drawings and photos in this article reflect those changes. Once the templates were made, I went to work on the stand, keeping the easier part of the project the tray for last. To ensure a uniform color, I made most of the...

Features And Projects

A First-Rate Finish Bv Ellis WaUtine This Oil- Varnish Blend Lets the Wood Shine A Breakfast Tray With Style By Voicu Marian Curved Ijzqs Make It A Redwood We Test 26 High-powered A Drill With High-tech Battery Cherry Chest of Drawers By Scott Cooper The Third Piece In Our Bedroom Turn a Toy Top By J. Barrie Bl acLLurn Send It Spinning With a lug On the Techniques for Curved Work, Cope-and-Stick and More 52 Grinding Custom Making Doors and Windows on the Shaper 56 A Gift For ti ne Prankster On...

By Dick Boak

Family Pinaceac Species Picea sitclwnsis Alaska, western Canada, northwestern United States, with possible related species in Siberia. Commonly known and traded as Sitka spruce after a region of southern Alaska , the species is also sold as silver spruce, aircraft spruce, tideland spruce. Mcnzies spruce, and coast spruce. Sitka spruce hcartwood ranges in color from lxige to light tan or light tawny-brown with hints of pink and yellow. The sapwood is closer to a creamy white color, rain is...

By Phil Gehret

One day while leafing through some old toy catalogs, 1 came upon a toddler s slide that inspired me to design the one you see here. The slide in the catalog was for outdoor use, but I figured an indoor version might be just the thing for the day-care center my daughter operates. 1 knew my guess was right when I took the finished slide to the center. The kids' eves lit up and they grinned from ear to ear as they tried it out. This sliding board is only 30 in. high, and it is meant for youngsters...

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By Voicu Marian

Almost every year lor my wife's birthday 1 make something special for her in my shop, rather than buying a gilt. List year, as the event was last approaching, my imagination was racing, trying to come up with a worthwhile project. While I was cooking breakfast for the family one Saturday morning. I go the idea for this breakfast tray, which has a stand made of walnut and a tra To figure out the ideal design, I sat in bed with a 12-in. w ide board across my lap, supported b gt two stacks of...